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Dying Young Movie Review Summary

Actors: Campbell Scott, Julia Roberts

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"Dying Young" was originally adapted from a novel by Marti Leimbach, concerning a man's struggle against leukemia. When Victor Geddes (Campbell Scott), discovers that he is dying from leukemia, his wealthy family hires on a young, beautiful woman, named Hillary O'Neil (Julia Roberts), to nurse him while he undergoes chemotherapy. Hillary finds it to be a difficult situation, having been unaware of the exact nature of Victor's illness and with little experience in nursing, but is inspired by the man's intelligence and stays on. The two of them struggle through the weakening effects of his illness together, both beginning to fall in love with one another. This is all in all a beautifully constructed tale of two young people spending the little time they have together as best as they can.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Brain/Body not working?    -   dying Lover is...    -   physically ill or deformed

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes Any profanity?    -   Some foul language Is this movie based on a    -   book

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